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SPI/FilmBox and Discover Digital Bring Seven Additional Channels to Sub Saharan Africa

SPI/FilmBox and Discover Digital expanded their successful partnership in Sub Saharan Africa by adding another seven channels from SPI’s channel portfolio to the DEOD (Digital Entertainment On Demand) platform

SPI/FilmBox announced their newly expanded partnership with DEOD will include an additional seven channels: FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Arthouse, Fast&FunBox HD, DocuBox HD, 360 TuneBox, Gametoon HD and FashionBox HD.

“Building on the great response to FightBox HD amongst the DEOD subscribers who enjoy a live event every week, and together with our long term partner Discover Digital, I am pleased to announce that we have expanded our agreement to bring seven more channels to their platform. Now DEOD subscribers have access to a richer variety of great, HD quality channels from SPI/FilmBox,” said Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International.

Subscribers now have access to thousands of hours of high-quality content from some of the most popular SPI/FilmBox channels. FilmBox Africa and FilmBox ArtHouse featuring Hollywood movies and series, from the best directors and producers, along with works from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others. The other channels included are: Gametoon HD, the esports channel created by gamers for gamers, FightBox HD which broadcasts live events every week such as KOK World Series, RXF MMA Championship, and MFC Makowski Fighting Championship, Fast&FunBox HD which offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports and DocuBox HD which delivers breath-taking documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world, FashionBox HD which provides highly entertaining content on fashion trends and all things style and finally, 360 TuneBox which presents new music every week with today’s emerging artists.

“We are very excited to add such a broad mix of quality content and extend our distribution partnership with SPI International”, said Stephen Watson, Director of Discover Digital International. “Not only do the additional FilmBox channels continue to provide our audiences with an excellent selection of broad entertainment, but they also continue to grow and diversify our formidable movie offering by introducing documentaries and arthouse titles.  This deal provides additional value for our broadcast and telco operator partners, who offer the DEOD service to their customers in multiple countries on the continent,” added Watson.  

About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 40 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 1,400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 55 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. www.spiintl.com

About Discover Digital

Discover Digital is a dynamic, young tech business that provides access to a multitude of innovative end-to-end digital media, VOD content and fintech technology products to enable our clients’ organisations achieve greater heights in today’s competitive and digitally-focused landscape.

Guided by a passionate desire to make meaningful, quality content accessible to everyone, Discover is a distribution and aggregation specialist that has developed various innovative technological solutions for telco operator and broadcast clients looking for access to superior products and trusted platforms, methods and industry expertise in the Video On Demand, TV Channel and overall digital media entertainment and ecommerce space.

For more information contact:

SPI International/FilmBox

Marc Weismann (GloCreative) marc@glocreative.com

 

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Timeless Drama Channel Launches in Romania with UPC

SPI/FilmBox and UPC signed a channel distribution agreement to broadcast Timeless Drama Channel in Romania

SPI/FilmBox announces the launch of their global Turkish drama channel, Timeless Drama Channel (TDC), in Romania in partnership with UPC. The channel will be available in the basic package for all UPC customers and will be offered with Romanian subtitles.

Timeless Drama Channel is SPI/FilmBox’s premium drama channel and it is the first Turkish drama channel that broadcasts globally.

Timeless Drama Channel was created in partnership with Ay Yapim, one of Turkey’s top producers and creator of many award-winning Turkish TV series. The channel includes nine globally acclaimed Turkish TV series: Karadayi, Black Money Love, 20 Minutes, Kurt Seyit & Shura, Moms and Mothers, Red Scarf, Five Brothers, The End and The 8th Day.

The other SPI/FilmBox channels broadcast by UPC Romania include: FilmBox which offers Hollywood movies, favorite evergreens and popular series; FilmBox Premium which broadcasts blockbuster features with the most popular stars; FilmBox Extra HD which covers high-budget premium productions; FilmBox Plus which delivers a great selection of Oscar winners and nominees; FilmBox Family which has entertaining family movies, comedies, fantasy, adventure and more.

"We are delighted to announce our new channel distribution agreement with UPC, one of the leading cable companies in Romania. Timeless Drama Channel features more than 600 hours of fresh content and award-winning shows and through our partnership with UPC, all programs will be offered with Romanian subtitles," said Tamas Fülöp, Regional Director of Operations at SPI International.

Turkish dramas are able to cross cultural boundaries with their unique stories that are tightly woven around universal themes and family values. Timeless Drama Channel aims to connect all drama genre lovers through these globally shared feelings. The channel also brings to the forefront some of Turkey’s most talented actors and actresses such as Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Bergüzar Korel, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Kenan İmirzalıoğlu and Tuba Büyüküstün.

 

About SPI International:

SPI International is a global media company operating 40 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 1,400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 55 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. www.spiintl.com

 

For more information contact:

SPI International/FilmBox

Marc Weissman (GloCreative)

marc@glocreative.com

 

 

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Timeless Drama Channel Starts Broadcasting in Luxembourg with POST

SPI/FilmBox and POST signed a new distribution agreement to broadcast Timeless Drama Channel in Luxembourg; the channel will be available in Turkish and Arabic

SPI/FilmBox announces the launch of their global Turkish drama channel, Timeless Drama Channel (TDC), in Luxembourg, strengthening their partnership with POST who already carries the full portfolio of SPI channels and the Filmbox Live application.  

Timeless Drama Channel is the newest channel in the SPI/FilmBox portfolio, created in partnership with Ay Yapim, one of Turkey’s top producers and creator of many award-winning Turkish TV series. Timeless Drama Channel includes nine globally acclaimed Turkish TV series: Karadayi, Black Money Love, 20 Minutes, Kurt Seyit & Shura, Moms and Mothers, Red Scarf, Five Brothers, The End and The 8th Day.

“I’m thrilled to announce that our first distribution agreement for TDC is with our long term partner POST. As SPI continues to expand its reach in Western Europe, POST subscribers in Luxembourg will have access to our award-winning Timeless Drama Channel in Turkish and Arabic. TDC will be available via set-top boxes and OTT devices,” said Georgina Twiss-MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International.  

Alteox Media Consulting facilitated the enhanced collaboration between SPI/FilmBox and POST. “We are always looking to improve the content portfolio of Post TV. SPI/FilmBox offers some of the best high-quality entertainment programs and the hugely popular Timeless Drama Channel is another valuable addition to our customers,” said Sven Breckler CEO of Alteox.

About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 40 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 1,400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 55 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. www.spiintl.com

For more information contact

SPI International/FilmBox

Marc Weismann (GloCreative) marc@glocreative.com

 

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SPI/FilmBox Expands Distribution in Russia with Beeline TV

Beeline TV subscribers in Russia will now have access to six major linear channels and digital services from the SPI/FilmBox portfolio

SPI/FilmBox continues to increase its footprint across Russia through strategic partnerships with some of the most prominent players in the region. SPI has expanded its channel distribution agreement with Beeline TV, operated by the Russian service provider VimpelCom, to include six of the most popular SPI/FilmBox channels.

‘’We are delighted to announce that SPI/FilmBox will now be able to deliver hundreds of hours of quality programming to the homes of Beeline TV subscribers in Russia. This important collaboration was made possible through our partnership with Orion and we are excited to provide top-quality content to more viewers across Russia,” said Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution at SPI

Through this deal, SPI’s most popular channels including five thematic channels, will become available to subscribers of Beeline TV in Russia. Among these channels is SPI’s flagship channel FilmBox, the Home of Good Movies, which offers a wide selection of American and European films for every taste. 

“Today’s users of video services are expecting a wide variety of high-quality content. We fulfill that expectation with our Beeline recommendation system, which is designed to make sure our viewers will have full access to all of SPI/FilmBox’s channels” said Alexey Zhuravlev, Director of Development at Beeline TV.

The other channels in the package include: FilmBox Arthouse, which offers the best selection of world cinema masterpieces; DocuBox, which delivers breath-taking documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world; Fast & FunBox, which offers action-packed programming dedicated to adrenaline sports; FashionBox, which covers world fashion trends and news from famous brands and, FightBox, which offers spectacular live fighting events and combat sports programming, such as KOK World Series and RXF MMA Championship. 

“Orion is proud to partner with SPI/FilmBox. We made sure that all technical and production aspects were ready on time for this launch and we are excited that all Beeline TV subscribers in Russia, will now have access to these fantastic SPI/FilmBox channels,” said Irina Divnogortseva, Global Projects Director of Orion Group of Companies.    

 

About SPI International:

SPI International is a global media company operating 40 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 1,400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 55 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers. SPI recently added to its portfolio Film1 premium movie services in the Netherlands, including four movie channels and digital services.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. www.spiintl.com

About Beeline TV: 

PJSC VimpelCom (Beeline), a company of VEON Ltd. international group (NASDAQ and EuronextAmsterdam listed) that provides telecommunication and broadband services. 

About Orion:

Orion, Group of companies, has been working at the satellite TV market for 11 years (since 2005). The major activities of the company are delivery of satellite TV services to individual subscribers, placement of TV channels on satellites, TV channels maintenance and release, delivery of television content to cable networks. Orion covers 100% of Russian territory and the CIS.  Orion broadcasts from Intelsat 15 (85 °E), Horizons 2 (85 ° E) and Express AM5 (140 ° E) satellites. The company is at TOP-5 of Russian Pay TV market and is at TOP-20 of the biggest telecommunication companies in Russia. Orion Press Center: +7 (495) 741-81-01, ext. 1022; n.shmakova@orion-express.ru

For more information contact:

SPI International/FilmBox

Marc Weismann (GloCreative)

marc@glocreative.com

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